Washington University Occupational Therapy Services

Washington University Occupational Therapy Services is a part of the Washington University Physicians. We provide general and specialty patient care in the clinic, home, school, workplace and community environments.

Our OT, Lisa Carson, OTD, OTR/L provides a look into productive aging and Life Transitions during a presentation this morning with our community partners at Aging Ahead. A key takeaway; stay active, this will help encourage a more productive lifestyle and retirement! https://otservices.wustl.edu/items/life-transitions/ #OTServices #OTLifeTransitions

Washington University Occupational Therapy has a lot of holiday spirit, take a look at the "festive attire" our staff, faculty and therapists wore today. https://otservices.wustl.edu/ #OTServices #OTUglySweaterDay2019

Who's got Ugly Sweaters? We do! Today was our annual WUOT Ugly Sweater Day where faculty, clinicians and staff spread holiday cheer in grand fashion! Awards were presented at 4444 -- click through to see who won in each category! #WashUmed #wuot


OT Clinical Connection - OT On The Air; Winter Tips For Fall Prevention; Check Stress Off Your Holiday List

It's time for the holiday edition of the OT Clinical Connection Newsletter. Give it a quick read and share the information with your friends! This month our therapists are providing tips on preventing falls this winter, checking stress off of your holiday to-do list and sharing the link to listen to the recent opportunity we had on the radio! https://conta.cc/2S9ZLVK #OTServices #OTClinicalConnection

myemail.constantcontact.com Earlier this month we had the opportunity to talk about our Occupational Therapy Services on the radio show, "We're Having A Senior Moment." The show is hosted by Shawn Rimerman, President of ComForCare St. Louis and airs on Sunday mornings at 7 am on KTRS The Big 550. Stephanie Stegman, MOT, OTR/L....

Stop by and see us and the other community organizations that are here today! https://otservices.wustl.edu/ #OTServices #OTEvents

Today at Social Services we're partnering with Anthem BlueCross BlueShield of Missouri for their Medicare Clinic Day! Siteman Cancer Center is here to provide mammograms, screenings for diabetes are available, Washington University Occupational Therapy Services, Jewish Family & Children's Service of St. Louis senior services, EarthDance Organic Farm School, SilverSneakers, Schnucks Markets's pharmacy, St. Louis Area Agency on Aging, NAMI St. Louis, and many more! Come fill out your personalized Prevention Passport, have lunch, and learn more about our community's resources. Thanks so much to all the agencies and presenters!


10-year-old boy with cerebral palsy joins Wash U basketball team

Check out this great story about the newest member of the WASHUBears Men's Basketball team! Congratulations Gavin! #LetsGoWashU #OTServices

ksdk.com We love this ❤️️ Way to go, Gavin!


We're Having A Senior Moment 12-8-19

In case you missed the original broadcast this past Sunday on The Big 550 KTRS. Here is Stephanie Stegman, MOT, OTR/L on the air on "We're Having A Senior Moment" with host Shawn Rimerman, President of ComForCare Home Care. Feel free to help us share this link! https://otservices.wustl.edu/ #OTServices

soundcloud.com Listen to We're Having A Senior Moment 12-8-19 by KTRS 550am #np on #SoundCloud

Our own, Stephanie Stegman, MOT, OTR/L had the pleasure this morning of being the guest on the taping of a radio show, "We're Having A Senior Moment" with Host Shawn Rimerman, Owner of ComForCare Home Care. The show will air this Sunday, December 8th @ 7:00am on The Big 550 KTRS. Tune in or check back for the link to listen to the show! https://otservices.wustl.edu/ #OTServices #OTontheAir

Washington University Occupational Therapy Program

Learn more about our therapist Karen Balk, MOT, OTR/L and the CBIT services she provides to our patients, like Ryleigh. Keep up the great work Karen! https://otservices.wustl.edu/items/comprehensive-behavior-intervention-for-tics-cbit/ #OTServices #CBITServices

Clinician Karen Balk, MOT, OTR/L, helps patients like Ryleigh manage tic disorders by using Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT). As one of the only CBIT providers in the area, Balk is a member of the Washington University Pediatric Movement Disorders Clinic. The clinic takes an interdisciplinary approach between psychiatrists, psychologists, neurologists and occupational therapists to treat tic disorders. Read Ryleigh's story by clicking the link below. #WashUmed #wuot #otservices


Man in wheelchair rock climbs

Talk about motivation! Look at the incredible strength of this athlete scaling a rock climbing wall in his wheelchair!
https://otservices.wustl.edu/ #OTServices #NoLimits

ksdk.com Athlete Woody Belfort scales an indoor rock wall in his wheelchair.

Happy Thanksgiving week! Before you begin your holiday festivities take a look at our latest OT Clinical Connection. Our therapists provided some sound advice for hand safety during Thanksgiving meal prep, Pediatric OT tips for the holiday season and how our OT Services provide assistance with chronic disease self-management for diabetes. https://otservices.wustl.edu/ #OTServices #OTClinicalConnection https://conta.cc/33kSowS

Our friends at the Disabled Athlete Sports Association are hosting the USA Hockey Sled Classic presented by the NHL this weekend! We wanted to show our support for their athletes and teams so we were a proud sponsor. They have some amazing athletes in this tournament, get out there and see them this weekend! They also brought some pretty nice hardware to the rink today. #OTServices #DASA #2019SledClassic


Washington U professor strikes gold in world para-athlete games

A great article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch earlier this week about our "Golden" faculty member, Dr. Kerri Morgan, PhD, OTR/L, ATP and her latest Gold Medal victory at the world para-athlete games. Congratulations Dr. Morgan! #GearingUpforTokyo

stltoday.com Kerri Morgan adds to medal collection with win in 100m dash

Good morning, a big thank you to our colleagues at Siteman Cancer Center West County for inviting us out to their Cancer Survivorship Fair. Stop by and see us and the other valuable community resources that are here today. https://otservices.wustl.edu/items/cancer-survivorship/ #OTServices #CancerSurvivorship


How to Reduce Hand Arthritis Symptoms - The HandCare Blog

Hand/Finger arthritis can really effect your function. Our colleagues with the American Society for Surgery of the Hand have put together a list of adaptive tools that can help make daily tasks easier and protect your hands! otservices.wustl.edu/milliken #OTServices #HandTherapy

blog.handcare.org Hand arthritis can have a huge impact on performance of daily tasks. Activities like brushing your teeth or opening a jar can be painful and challenging.


It will be interesting to see the long-term outcomes of this living arrangement. This model supports our goal of keeping everyone active and engaged! What are your thoughts on this? https://otservices.wustl.edu/ #OTServices #LifeLessonsWillBeShared

A senior home in Minnesota is now also home to six college students.

We want to wish all of our friends and colleagues a Happy Halloween! Stay safe and warm out there!
https://otservices.wustl.edu/ #OTServices


OT Clinical Connection - Occupational Therapy's role in the fight against Breast Cancer; Halloween Safety: Pumpkin Carving Tips; Maintaining independence when you've lost the ability to drive

Have you had a chance to read our latest OT Clinical Connection? Our therapists provided some great tips for pumpkin carving safety, maintaining independence when you can no longer drive and how our OT Services assist in the fight against Breast Cancer.https://otservices.wustl.edu/
#OTServices #OTClinicalConnection

myemail.constantcontact.com In support of October being National Breast Cancer Awareness month, Washington University Occupational Therapy stands proud with our patients in the fight against Breast Cancer as we provide multiple services that address breast both pre & post-surgery phases. Occupational therapy services are valua...

Don’t let the weather slow you down today. Come see us at the ABC Brigade Stampede For Stroke! #OTServices #OTEvents https://otservices.wustl.edu/


“Beating Pain” Traveling Course – St. Louis, MO

Don't forget we're hosting an American Society of Hand Therapists Traveling Course on Saturday, November 2nd. If you or your colleagues are looking for some continuing education and CEU's this is a great course to sign up for. #OTServices #ASHTTravelingCourse https://www.asht.org/education/events/%E2%80%9Cbeating-pain%E2%80%9D-traveling-course-%E2%80%93-st-louis-mo

asht.org Education on Tour Traveling Course - St. Louis, MO Title: Beating Pain: What Can A Hand Therapist Do?Date: November 2, 2019Time: 8 am – 5:00 pm Location: Washington University Occupational Therapy 4444 Forest Park Avenue St. Louis, MO 63108

Thanks to our friends from Numotion for including us at their NuFair. We’re here sharing information about our OT services for the community. Stop by and see us if you’re at the event! https://otservices.wustl.edu/ #OTServices #OTEvents

Have you seen the St. Louis Magazine 2019/2020 Private School Handbook? Our pediatric OT services are featured on the inside back cover, take a look! https://otservices.wustl.edu/items/type/service-types/child/
#OTServices #PediatricOT

For all of our Washington University in St. Louis Danforth Campus friends, stop by the Health Happenings fair today and say hello! We will be doing our crowd favorite Grip Strength Testing! #OTServices #HealthHappenings


Understanding ADHD: Information for Parents

Here is some great information and statistics for parents regarding #ADHD. We provide pediatric services for school-aged children dealing with classroom stresses, overcoming difficulty concentrating and coping with emotions which can all be associated with ADHD. Take a look and share with parents who may be looking for community-based resources: https://otservices.wustl.edu/items/type/service-types/child/ #OTServices #PediatricOT

healthychildren.org ADHD is a chronic condition of the brain that makes it difficult for children to control their behavior. According to national data, ADHD affects about 9.4% of U.S. children ages 2-17―including 2.4% of children ages 2-5 and 4%-12% of school-aged children. Learn more here about the 3 groups of ADHD...

Another presentation this week in the community with our community partners at Aging Ahead. Pat Nellis, OTD, OTR/L discusses Wellbeing & Mindfulness. Take a look at the quick 1 minute definition she provides on the subject. otservices.wustl.edu #OTServices #OTCommunityEducation


OT Clinical Connection - ASHT Traveling Course; Pain Management - Hand & Upper Extremity | A Symptom of Chronic Health Conditions

If you haven't had a chance to read our September issue of the Clinical Connection, this post is for you! This month our OT's focused on the topic of pain management and an upcoming traveling course, "Beating Pain", that we are co-sponsoring with the American Society of Hand Therapists! Give it a read! https://conta.cc/2nd3G77 #OTServices #OTClinicalConnection

myemail.constantcontact.com Do you or your colleagues treat patients that suffer from pain in their hands? Join us as we host the American Society of Hand Therapists and their traveling course, "Beating Pain." This full-day course will review contemporary pathophysiological mechanisms underlying pain. Using insights into the s...

Thank you to our community partners at Aging Ahead for having us present on Stroke Rehabilitation today and the role that Occupational Therapists play in outpatient stroke rehab. Our OT Michelle Klein, MOT, OTR/L gave an engaging and insightful presentation on types of strokes, stroke prevention and rehab. Learn more about our Stroke Rehabilitation Services: https://otservices.wustl.edu/items/stroke-rehabilitation/ #OTServices #OTStrokeRehabilitation

Siteman Cancer Center

It's #WorldCancerResearchDay and we are joining the National Cancer Institute in recognizing the critical work of cancer research and researchers.

Advancements in cancer prevention, detection and treatment improve global health outcomes.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/2hl9hVO


Barnes Jewish Hospital hosting a fall prevention event

Great coverage on Fox 2 this morning of the BJC Fall prevention event that we’re participating in today! If you aren’t aware we provide a lot of support toward fall prevention in the home with our patients! #OTServices #OTFallPrevention

fox2now.com   ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Ask any elderly person and they'll likely tell you one of their major concerns is falling down. In fact, falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older adults. They can also hinder their mobility and independence. September is a time to focus on fall prev...


What a great idea and way to engage senior members of the community! This approach would be great to see in our local parks and rec facilities. Keep your mind and body active! https://otservices.wustl.edu/ #OTServices #BrainGames

This park installed a series of mental games to help seniors keep their minds sharp 🧠

St. Louis Children's Hospital Tri My Best Adaptive Triathlon

We had a great time cheering on the Tri My Best athletes and sharing information about our community - based services for these children. We look forward to attending next year! otservices.wustl.edu #OTServices #TriMyBest


If you're looking for some events to get out and participate in this weekend here are a few for you to consider! The 2nd annual Adaptive Sports Day Extravaganza and the 5th annual St. Louis Children's Hospital Tri My Best Adaptive Triathlon. We will be participating in both, stop by and see us! Help share the word about these great events! otservices.wustl.edu #OTServices #OTEvents


OT Clinical Connection - Movie Screening - THE ATAXIAN; Ergonomics & backpack tips for back to school;Solutions for common childhood school-related problems

Our August newsletter features information about an upcoming movie screening; THE ATAXIAN and with school being back in full-swing our OT's provided some great information about Ergonomics and backpacks as well as solutions to common childhood school-related issues. Give it a read! https://conta.cc/32a5Kf0 https://otservices.wustl.edu/ #OTServices #OTClinicalConnection

myemail.constantcontact.com Unable to walk due to the neuromuscular disorder, Friedreich's ataxia (FA), Kyle Bryant and a team of friends attempt the most grueling bicycle race in the world, The Race Across America (RAAM). The feature-length documentary, "TheAtaxian," spotlights a man whose will and determination carry him and...

Do you work with or know patients with Spinal Cord related injuries or diseases (SCI/D)? We have some upcoming community clinics and events that may be of interest. Help us share the word! otservices.wustl.edu #OTServices


Congratulations to the USA Wheelchair Rugby team and assistant coach, our own Sue Tucker, OTD, OTR/L, ATP! They will be playing in the Gold Medal Final Game of the 2019 Parapan Games in Lima, Peru today vs. Canada. The winner will qualify for the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020! Livestream the game here at noon today: https://www.teamusa.org/?fbclid=IwAR1WfV4RDOT5ZWgsnx09zT-OehR-NOSdmKAPpzVqHIT_DQbTRSyUl8WbTb8


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More evidence from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis that fully aligns with our Occupational Therapy model. Activity and participation habits need to be formed early in life and play an important role in our overall health and wellbeing. https://otservices.wustl.edu/ #OTServices #LetsGetMoving

A study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that most Americans spend a lot of time sitting, despite public health messages that prolonged sitting is unhealthy. Such inactivity increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers.


It's great to see theme parks and entertainment venues like Six Flags St. Louis offering inclusive events like this for children and families. #OTServices #IncludeEveryone

Guests will be able to pick up the sensory-friendly park maps and other helpful material at the Autism Speaks check-in booth before entering the park.

Some great thoughts to consider with school starting from the Greater Missouri Tourette Syndrome Association. How do you and your child's team prepare for the school and classroom setting each year? Consider looking at our Comprehensive Behavior Intervention for Tics (CBIT) services. https://otservices.wustl.edu/items/comprehensive-behavior-intervention-for-tics-cbit/ #OTServices #CBITServices

As return to school is around the corner, how do you and your family prepare your child’s school team for the upcoming year?

Share ideas that have worked in the comments to assist other families with a successful back to school transition. 😀

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